Winter 2013 Newsletter

Members should have received their Winter 2013 newsletter weeks ago. For any non-members, here is a peek at our Winter2013NewsletterWinter 2013 newsletter as a PDF. If you have news or pictures that you would like to see in the next newsletter, please send them to: kayshelton[at]hotmail.com. Thanks!

College Students Making Documentary about the Lincoln Highway

Two college students are just a little short of grant funds for their documentary which they plan to make this summer:

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/lincoln-highway-100th-anniversary-documentary

Cece Otto in Dixon, June 2

Cece Otto will be performing songs that date to the beginning of the Lincoln Highway in Dixon on Sunday, June 2 at the Loveland Community House in Dixon. That building was the site of the 2010 Lincoln Highway Association conference. The time is not yet available but the date will be June 2. For more information about Cece’s performances, see her Website at: http://americansongline.net/blog/. The Loveland Community House is at 513 West Second Street in Dixon. West Second Street is not far from the Dixon arch.


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Loveland Community House

Radio Station’s Series on the Lincoln Highway

WNIJ broadcasting on FM 89.5 based out of DeKalb will be running a series on the Lincoln Highway called “Peddling the Lincoln Highway.” An English professor at Northern Illinois University is touring the Lincoln Highway in Illinois on his bicycle. The broadcasts will be at 6:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, April 24-26. For anyone out of range of the FM station, check out the radio station’s Website, which has a link to audio:

http://northernpublicradio.org/post/author-previews-lincoln-highway-series

http://www.northernpublicradio.org/post/traveling-lincoln-highway-sporting-proposition

http://www.northernpublicradio.org/post/journey-pauses-vintage-gas-station

http://northernpublicradio.org/post/lincoln-highways-first-paved-mile

‘Carl Fisher’ Traveling to DeKalb on May 18

Actor Jeff Kuehl as Carl Fisher at the September 2012 Re-enactment of his speech in Indianapolis in which he first outlined his idea for the Lincoln Highway, originally the Coast-to-Coast Rock Highway‘Carl Fisher’ will be traveling to DeKalb on May 18th as part of the Lincoln Highway Birthday Bash for the Switchback concert at 7:30 p.m. at the Egyptian Theatre. Carl Fisher will be portrayed by actor Jeff Kuehl. Carl Fisher will be portrayed by actor Jeff Kuehl

Actor Jeff Kuehl as Carl Fisher at the September 2012 Re-enactment of his speech in Indianapolis in which he first outlined his idea for the Lincoln Highway, originally the Coast-to-Coast Rock Highway.

Illinois Chapter Centennial Celebration

switchback-may18The Illinois Chapter of the Lincoln Highway Association will have its own Centennial Celebration on Saturday and Sunday, May 18th & 19th, with a series of events to fit any schedule! Attend both days or choose from events throughout either day.

Anyone is welcome to join us in this once-in-a-lifetime event! The public is very welcome to attend! Two events are free!!

Sign up now! Click here for the registration form:

Birthday Bash Registration

Events will include a road tour (1913 style–leave your GPS at home!) , and a fun birthday bash at the Egyptian Theatre on Saturday, May 18th at 7:30 p.m. that will be open to the public!

The road tour will include places not seen during the June 2010 LHA Annual Conference. See a detailed list of sights on the road tour below.

There is a block of hotel rooms reserved at the Best Western Inn & Suites DeKalb for Saturday, May 18 with a complimentary breakfast Sunday morning. For reservations at the discounted rate of $79, call the hotel directly at: 815-758-8661 by May 4 and mention the Lincoln Highway.

Carl Fisher and Alice Ramsey are coming in 2013. Will you be there, too?

Save the dates! May 18 & 19, 2013!!